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Volume XXVl.—Number 9. "
Industry Drive Nears
With Only $36,000 More
Needed To Reach $253,000
Chairman John Gra
ham Optimistic That
Drive Can Be Com
pleted This Week
With only S36,Qf)O remaining
to be raised in the goal of
$253,000 needed to bring a new
industry to Edenton, campaign
workers are vigorously pushing
Jo go over the top by the end
of the week. Campaign Chair
man John Graham said every
one is most enthusiastic and “we
can see a successful conclusion
of the drive if all workers will
make a concerted effort between
now and the week-end to finish
up all local and out-of-town
At a report breakfast held
Monday, Graham said the cam
paign should be closed as soon
as possible because negotiations
with the prospective manufac
turer cannot be concluded until
the full $253,000 is raised. This
is the amount of local partici
pation required by the Business
Development Corporation of
North Carolina as a condition for
its $475,000 first mortgage com
mitment. “It is, therefore, im
perative,” Graham told cam
paigners, “that you give full at
tention and effort to the drive
to wind it up this week.”
Joe Conger, Jr., president of
the Edenton Development Cor
poration, which is sponsoring
the drive and which will con
struct the modern 100,000 square
feet plant, made public Tuesday
a list of over two hundred in
dividuals and business firms
who have invested in the pres
ent drive to date.
They are Albemarle Automo
tive Supply Co., Inc,, of Eliza
beth City, Albemarle Motor Co.,
Richard S. Atkinson, Jr„ Vivian
Baker Grocery, D. W. Basnight,
J. H.' Basnight, W. H. Basnight
& Co., Inc., of Ahoskie, Belk-
Tyler Company, R. W. Blades.
Edward G. Bond, Mrs. W. L.
Continued from Page 7—Section 1
Eden ton Cotton
Mills Again Given
EJcnton Cotton Milts, for the
fourth time in the last five years
has received an award from the
North Carolina Department of
Labor for outstanding work in
accident prevention. It was the
second consecutive year the
award has been made to Eden
ton’s largest industry.
'ln sending the award to P. S.
McMullan, president and treas
urer, Commissioner Frank Crane
had this to say:
“It is a real pleasure to ac
knowledge your application for a
1958 award for outstanding work
in accident prevention, and to
send you your award at the same
time. Your second consecutive
year award is enclosed.
“Winning a safety award for
any year is a fine achievement.
Continuing an award winning
safety record" is definite proof of
the effectiveness of your safety
“Please accept my personal
congratulations, and extend these
congratulations to every other of
ficial, supervisor, and worker
who made your fine record pos
sible. Best/ wishes for a continu
ation of your outstanding work in
Scholarship Awarded To Miss
Brenda Mooney At Shenandoah
Conservatory Os Music In Va.
. i ■ ■— l * ■" ** i —— •
. Miss Brenda Mooney, daugh
ter Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Mooney,
was notified this week that she
had been awarded a talent scho
larship at the Shennandoah Con
servatory of Music at Dayton,
Va. The award is tor S3OO a
year with a renewal tor a tour
Miss Mooney was recently giv
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Two Dance Band
Groups Formed At
Local High School
Available For Limited
Engagements by Ap
plying To Principal
Or Band Director
Beginning this week, in addition
to the concert and marching
bands, there will be two dance
band groups in the Band Depart
ment at the Junior-Senior High
One of these will be a fully
i complemented orchestra which
will play all types of popular mu
sic. It will consist of five saxo
phones; two alto, two tenor and
one baritone; three trombones,
three trumpets, piano, drums and
j string bass.
There will also be a small
j “combo” consisting of string bass,!
| drums and saxophone.
The members of these groups
! are in the process of being cho- (
1 sqn, and will be announced short- j
| lyi All participants will be mem
j bers of the Junior-Senior High
I School Band.
| The groups will be available
■ for limited engagements for
school functions, civic organiza
| tions aVid all requests for them
, must come through the principal's
office or the band office. Th : s'
is to protect the students so that
they will not become involved in
an excessive amount of outside
activity, and to protect band j
Since the band is sponsored j
| largely through public subscrip- j
' tion, there will be no charge for I
I these engagements. Any expres- 1
sion of appreciation, financially
' speaking, must be made through
!*the band office, not to the indi-
I vidual students.
WOMAN’S CLUB MEETS
I Edenton Woman's Club will
meet in the Parish House Wed
nesday afternoon, March 4. at 1
j (■'clock. Mrs. Robert J. Boyce.
| president, is very anxious to
j have every member of the club
j Wins Scholarship ")
MISS BRENDA MOONEY
Word was received this week
that Miss Brenda Mooney, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mooney,
has been awarded a talent award
scholarship at Shenandoah Con
servatory of Music at Dayton.
splendid showing she made.
Miss! Mooney, a senior at Eden
ton Junior-Senior High School,
plays a flute in the band and has
participated in many school and
civic activities and will play the
piano and flute with the band
and orchestra at the conservatory.
Miss Mooney’s mother is a grad
uate of the same school.
The college is scheduled to
I move to a new campus at Win-
Special Meeting Is
Called For Growers
Os Swine In County
, Specialists Will Dis
cuss Timely Topics at
A special swine growers’ meet
ing will be held at the Chowan
Community Building on Thurs
day night, February 26. at 7:30
o’clock, according to County
Agent C. W. Overman,- All per
sons interested in swine produc
tion and marketing are invited
and urged to attend.
Extension swine specialists
from North Carolina State Col
lege will discuss such subjects as
“Bleeding Stock and Breeding
for Best Results”, “Farrowing
Houses, Feeding Platforms and
Other Swine Equipment", “Feed
ing Swine for Most Economical
Returns”. "Disease Control in
Swine”. “Controlling Worms and
Other Parasites”, and anv other i
swine subject which those pres-]
ent wish to have discussed.
These discussions will most
likely be supolemented bv pic
tures and models of. buildings i
The purpose of this meeting is
to give swine producers and oth
ers the latest information on
swine production and marketing,
Mr. Overman says. Many swine'
growers have problems, so here j
lis the opportunity to ask ques
tions and get answers regarding,
This is a night meeting and ■
should not interfere with work
and school. FFA members, 4-H
members and other youth are in
vited and urged to attend. Ten
ants and laborers who are work
ing with swine should also at
Band’s Bake Sale Is i
Durwood Bray, band director
of the bands at the Edenton Jun
ior-Senior High and Elementary
Schools, reminds the public that
the band parents are conducting
a homemade bake sale Saturday,
February 28, for the benefit ®f
Anyone interested in buying J
homemade cakes, pies, candy or
cookies and have not been con
tacted by phone as yet to place
an order is reminded thev may
call any one of the following
through today (Thursday). Mr.
Bray at 2345, Mrs. John Bunch at
2820. Mrs. Kathleen Skiles at 3141
or Mrs. Thurston Stallings at
3467. Your order will be deliv
ered to your home on Saturday.
Mission Book Study
At Macedonia Church
The mission study book “Ways
of Witnessing” will be taught at
the Macedonia Baptist Church on
Tuesday night, March 3, begin-,
ning at 7 o’clock.
The Rev. D. C. Pryor will teach
the book and show a film. The j
public is cordially invited to at
A special meeting for swine
growers will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30 o'clock at the
Chowan Community building.
Annual Jayoee fat stock show
and sale will be held at the
American Legion Fair Grounds
Wednesday. April 1. from 1$ A.
M.. to 1:30 P. M.
A week of revival services will
be held in the Edenton Baptist
Church from Sunday, March IS,
through Sunday. March 33.
The fourth annual Albemarle
Jayvee basketball tournament is
in program* at the Edenton Jun
him this week and will sod with
I - caamptonsnip game sneer
otnton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 26,1959
Burnt Mill Creek
Is Given Approval
i Rally In Hertford
J Friday, March 6
, The annual Methodist laymen’s
rally of the IJlizabeth city Dis
trict will be held in the Per
quimans High School at Hert-
I ford, Friday, March 6. This is
the third successive year this
giant lay rally has been held in
Hertford, which is located in
I the center of the district, and
! for the third year around 900
1 Methodist men are expected to
Supper will be served in the
high school cafeteria from 5:30
until 7:15. The platform hour
j will begin at 7:30 in the high
school auditorium. The guest
speaker this year will be Dr.
James W. Sells of Atlanta, Ga.
Or. Sells, executive secretary of
the Southeastern jurisdiction of
the Methodist Church, is a min
ister and for 20 years served
i pastorates in the Mississippi
Conference of the church. He
is director of the Joint Radio
Committee, is responsible for
’ producing the Methodist series
of the Protestant Hour and other
‘ radio programs. He has been 1
[ rural church editor of Progres
sive Farmer for 13 years.
Bishop Paul N. Garfer, resi- (
dent bishop of the Richmond
area, will also speak at the ,
! rally. Fred Ritter of Ahoskie,
j district lay leader, will preside. ,
I Also present for this meeting .
will be the conference lay;
leader, J. Nelson Gibson of Gib-' ,
son: the Rev. C. Freeman Heath,!'
Elizabeth City District superin- j
I tendent. and ministers and lay- (
I men .from the 82 churches in the
district. j ’
I About 20 Edentofi Methodist .
men are expected to attend the (
ROTARIANS MEET TODAY ! !
Edenton’s Rotary Club will',
meet this (Thursday) afternoon at' ■
1 o’clock in the Parish House. A ,
program on Rotary information' (
will be presented by Robert S. £
I Marsh and Dr. Ed Bond, presi- j (
I dent, urges every Rotarian to be r
National 4-H Club Week Will
Be Observed Feb. 28 - March 7
About 2,500,000 boys and girls ■
in, rural, urban, and suburban |
areas throughout the United
States will join in observing Na
tional 4-H Club Week from Feb
ruary 28 to March 7. These
young people, between 10 and 21
years old, are members of the Na
tion’s 90,700 4-H Clubs.
Chowan County’s 225 4-H Club
members will take part in the!
week’s activities, says Miss Cath- i
erine Aman, assistant home eco
They will share with other j
4-H’ers in recognizing “4-H alum- j
ni”—the 20,000,000 men and wo- 1
men throughout the country who |
have participated in the 4-H pro
gram in the past 50 years since
the movement started, and who
are now benefiting from this
training and experience.
Among the special events plan- j
ned locally are: The County j
Council members will prepare;
and display a window exhibit in I,
Belk-Tyler’s store on Broad,
Street. Grace cards will be plac-1.
Mrs. J. W. Davis Elected New
President Os Hospital Auxiliary
The Chowan Hospital Auxili-1
hry met at the nurses’ home Fri-|
day afternoon, February *2O, at 3
o’clock, when a slate of officers
for 1959 was presented.
The new officers are: Mrs. J.
W. Davis, president; Mrs. Rich
ard Hardin, vice president; Mrs.
W. O. Elliott, secretary and Mrs.
W. H. Hollowell, Jr., treasurer.
It was reported that the hos
pitality cart has been very suc
cessful \and that the committee
tdr February and March will be
Mrs. J.. Clarence Leary, Mrs.
Richard Baer, Mrs. I*. A. Patter
eon. Mrs. W. E. Bond and Mrs.
’ Vi- -v j.t <• - i' ■
I Survey Party Begins
Os Main Channel to
Begin In July
Burnt Mill Creek watershed
has been approved for planning
by the U S. Department of Ag
riculture. This watershed is lo
cated on .the county line be
tween Perquimans and Chowan
counties. It covers an area of
abound 8.000 acres, of which
about 90 per cent is in farm
The estimated cost of the
watershed improvements is $30,-
000 with the local people fur
nishing 29 per cent of this
amount or $7,000.
Major problems on this water
shed are drainage and flooding.
Most of the flooding is due to an
inadequate channel. Landown
ers formed Perquimans County
Drainage District No. 4 in 1948.
They spent $16,113.50 to con
struct the present channel which
was inadequate front the start.
Landowners knew that the
channel was not large enough
but felt tha. some relief could
be obtained and later more work
could be done.
In November, 1958, landown
ers met at the Bethel Commun
ity Building in Perquimans
County and made application
for assistance under the small
watershed act (Public Law 566).
Every landowner in the water
shed was in favor of making
application for assistance.
In December, 1958, a field ex
amination was conducted of the
watershed and a favorable re-’
port made to the State Soil
Conservation Committee. On
December 11, 1958. a meeting
was held with the landowners
and they accepted the watershed
offer and plans. The landown
cs were offered 71 per cent of t
the total cost for constructing!
the main channel and laterals. I
Now the survey party has |
started work on the drainage.
This survey will take about a j
month. Clearing of the right-'
of-way will start as soon as the,
survey has been completed, j
Construction of the main chan
nel should begin about July o f !
ed in all leading restaurants in
Edenton, and throughout the
county posters announcing Na-j
tional 4-H Week will be display- !
ed in the local stores.
“This venr we are celebrating I
the Golden Anniversary of 4-H j
Club work in North Carolina—j
1909-1959,” says Miss Aman
“There has been steady progress j
in all phases of 4-H since 1909. j
Enrollment has grown from the I
twelve boys in the Corn Club j
in 1909 to 161,264 boys and girls
in 2,727 clubs in 1959. It was in
1926 that the various homemak
ing clubs and agricultural club.-
became known as 4-H Clubs.
The 1959 theme for the North
Carolina 4-H'ers is 'Keep 4-H on
the Climb in ’59’.”
The Chowan club members are
placing special emphasis on this
theme in that they are providing
opportunities to acquaint more
young people with knowledge
about the 4-H program here and
informing the public about 4-H
aims and methods.
• West Byrum.
! Mrs. Henry A. Bunch and Mrs.
Charles Newcomb served on the
House Committee for January
Now Is the time for the annual
membership drive. It is hoped
that every woman in Edenton
and Chowan County will respond
to this call. Plans are under way
for the canvass by a committee
composed of Mrs. R. F. Elliott.
Dr. Martha Wood, Mrs. Jesse
Harrell, Mrs. Ernest Kehaves,
Mrs. Carey Hollowell and Mrs.
J. G. Perry.
Rotary President )
W. J. P. EARNHARDT
Edenton Rotarians at their
meeting Thursday elected W. J.
P. Earnhardt as president. He
succeeds Dr. Ed Bond and will
take over the presidency at the
first meeting in July.
Club Officers Named
At Meeting Held
Edenton Rotarians at their I
meeting Thursday elected officers 1
for the new Rotary year, when !
W. J. P. Earnhardt was elected
president to succeed Dr. Ed Bond.
During the present year Mr.
Earnhardt served as vice oresi
dent and was a member of the
board of directors. 1
R. Elton Forehand was c’o ted
vice president and ihe following;
were elected to serve on thel
board of directors: Richard S. I
Atkinson, Jr., Bruce Jones. Har-j
ry Smith. Jr., and Gene Ward. I
The officers were elected at I
this time so that the incoming j
president will be able to attend j
a Rotary Assembly. The new of- j
ficers will be installed at the first !
meeting of the club in July.
Al last week's meeting E. J,
Boyce. Jr., and Elton Bass. Eden-j
ton seniors, were guests of the I
club as Junior Rotarians.
Chowan PTA W ill
Meet March 2nd
The Chowan High School Par
ent-Teacher Association will
meet in the school auditorium 1
Monday night, March 2, at 8,
o'clock. The Rocky Hock com- j
munity will have charge of the |
program. PTA President Lester)
Copeland calls attention to the
change in hour of meeting from I
7:30 to 8 o’clock and urges all
members to be present.
Benefit Supper At
Advance March 101
The Advance Home Demon
stration Club will have a benefit!
supper at their communitv build- i
ing on Tuesday night, March 10.
at 6:30 o’clock. Chicken pot pie,
ham and collards will be featur
ed in the meal. This supper is
held as an annual affair and has
proven to be an event which \
many look forward to.
Anyone desiring tickets can
contact any member ,~f the club
or call the home agent’s office.
Mrs. Bristoe Perry is president
of the Advance Club.
20 Years Ago
As Found in the Files of
The Chowan Herald
*.. - . .....—.......... J
A terrific storm struck sudden- !
ly a few miles this side of Wind- j
sor in the course of which ap
proximately 20 houses were eith
er carried away or demolished to
such an extent that they were
unfit for use.
Noah Levy Ward took his own
life by firing a bullet into his
temple in the kitchen of his
Frank Holmes was selected as
manager of the University of
North Carolina football team.
William N. Perkins, vice presi
dent of the Edenton Rotary Club,
was advanced to president to suc
ceed Oscar H. Brown, president,
who died suddenly.
The Dime Society of the Bap
tist Church celebrated its 60th
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Fat Stock Show and
Sale Scheduled To
Be Held April Ist
Easter Seal Sale
Begins Next Week
Ernest J. Ward, Jr., Is
Optimistic About !
Edenton residents will be re
minded that crippled children are
i "yours, too” when they receive
tiieir 195!) Easter Seals next
Ernest Ward, Jr., chairman of
( the local appeal, announced that
j two colorful designs in two: sizes ,
| will appear on the year’s Easter
'Seal sheet, separated bv a win
dow sticker panel saving “He's
Yours,, too! Help Him Walk.
Easter' Seals.” i
■ The appealing new pair of
Seals are in subdued tones of rod
and blue. One Easter Seal fea
tures the stylized lily in- : "tiia of
the National Society imposed
upon a church window to emph.;-
s jo the religions aspects of the
Easter season and to signify re
newed hope sos the nation’s
crippled. Designer was George.
Eads, illustrator for the J. Wal
ter Thompson Company, nation
ally known advertising agency. '
The other Seal pictures head
and shoulders of a bov on crutch
es, symbolizing all crippled
youngsters who need help to ac
quire physical skills comparable l
to those of able bodied active
'children outlined in the Seal’s!
background. The sticker appear- ‘
ing in the Center of the sheet
bears an enlargement of the bov j
t.net, includes a reproduction of
the smaller size Seal, if was tie-'
signed by Gerald Carveth. also,
in illustrator for the agency
Ward said that contributors to I
the Easter Seal campaign are
urged to help promote the appeal 1 :
Continued on Page 2—Section ' 1
i Bandsman Os Week j
The Edenton Junior-Senior
High School Bandsman of the
Week is Jimmy Ashley, son of
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Ashley. This
is Jimmy's fourth year in the
band. He is a sophomore in the
Senior High School. He plays al-|
to saxophone and is the section
lerder for the saxophone section. j
l’n addition to the concert and
marching bands, he also plays in!
the dance band which has just )
been organized. Jimmy is a
member of the Edenton Baptist
Dr. M. O. Owens, Jr., Os Lenoir
Will Be Guest Preacher For The
Baptist Revival March 15 To 22
The annual week of revival
services at the Edenton Baptist
Church has been planned to be
gin on Sunday, March 15. with
the morning service and to close
the following Sunday with the
Guest minister for the week •
will be Dr. M. O. Owens, Jr., |
pastor of the First Baptist |
Church in Lenoir, N. C. Be
sides having held pastorates in!
two other states. Dr. Owens hasj
been very active in the program
of the Baptist State Convention]
and the Southern Baptist Con
vention in both executive and
WITH A CHECKUP \
Sponsored By Jaycees,
j This Year’s Event Is
Expected to Be Best
Chowan County 4-H and FFA
! Club members arc looking for
| ward to the biggest fat stock
'show and sale in history, accord
ing to Robert Marsh, assistant
county agricultural agent.
The event, sponsored by the
Edenton Junior Chamber of Com
merce, will be held at the Amer
ican Legion Building and fai.
grounds on Wednesday. April
with the show scheduled at !e
A. M.. and the sale at 1:30 P. M.
Thirteen steers will lie entered
by Chowan 4-H and FFA Club
members. Steers will be judged
and graded by beef cattle spe
cialists from State College and
prizes awarded according to
grade. As in all past Chowan
shows, valuable prizes will be
awarded to the exhibitors of the
grand champion, reserve grand
champion and the third place
One of the most interesting
parts of the show will he .the steer
fitting and showmanship contest.
1 lie owner of each steer exhibit
ed will enter this contest, ard it
, will he interesting to sec the
proud owners put their steers
through the paces—leading, stoo
ping. standing, and the expert
handling of the steer is ail a oart
\of the fitting and showmanship
contest. Another important pir s'*
of this contest consists of how
Well the steer is groomed by bis
All steers will be sold sepa
rately. with the top champion
' being sold first and sol on until
all steers are sold.
The Edenton Jaycees. soonst re
are hard at work in an effort to
make this the most successful
stock show and sale ever held in
Chowan County, according to
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Now In ProjfrohS
The fourth annual Albi mark*
Jayvee basketball tournament
got under way Wednesday night
in the local gymnasium with
Ahoskie meeting Bear Grass,
and Edenton encountering Herd
Tlie event is being sponsored
by the Boys’ Monogram Club
and action begins at 7 o’clock!
The championship game will lx*
played Friday at 7:30 P M.
Tin* winner of the Ahoskir-
Bcar Gl ass tilt will ’ meet Wil
"1 tarns ton and the Edenton-Hert
ford winner does battle with
Elizabeth City Thursday night.
These winners will decide the
championship Friday night.
Williamston will rate as fav
orite, but the Aces have wr >
eight straight games, includ’’
a 29-28 win over the Green
Elizabeth City whipped
locals twice before Christo
but have lost 14 straight to i
class schools. They will be
looking to improve their record.
Ahoskie has a tall and talented
team which has gradually im
proved. Little is known about
Bear Grass except that, they ab
sorbed a licking from Williams
instructive capacities. Being a
staunch advocate of Christian
! education, he is presently serv
ing on such committees and is
also chairman of the executive
committee of Gardner - Webb i
College. He is sought quite
widely as both teacher and
preacher, anu -comes to the local
pulpit as a fearless preacher of
The community is invited to
join the membership of the
church in prayer for this series
of evangelistic services and t